Looking for stats?



Admirals Can't Finish Comeback, Drop Game 2

April 23, 2017 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Milwaukee Admirals News Release

Grand Rapids, MI-Vladislav Kamenev and Freddy Gaudreau scored for the Admirals but they couldn't overcome a third period deficit and dropped a 5-2 decision to the Grand Rapids Griffins in game 2 of their best-of-five playoff series on Sunday afternoon at Van Andel Arena.

The loss dropped the Ads in a 2-0 series hole with game three set for Wednesday night at Panther Arena.

Milwaukee had pulled within a goal on Freddy's Gaudreau's third tally of the series with 7:25 to go in the third, but they couldn't get the equalizer. Two empty-netters by the Griffins made shut the hopes on any comeback.

The Griffins jumped out to a quick lead when Eric Tangradi fired a wrister from the top of the left circle by Ads goalie Marek Mazanec just 25 seconds into the game.

The Ads responded quickly, however, as Vladislav Kamenev found a loose puck in front of the Grand Rapids net was able to poke it past Jared Coreau at 2:12 into the contest.

But a one-timer by Axel Holmstrom from between the wheels went top-shelf for a 2-1 Griffs lead with 11:30 to play in the opening frame.

A Todd Bertuzzi goal at 6:39 of the second gave Grand Rapids a two-goal cushion at 3-1.

The series now shifts to Milwaukee for game three on Wednesday, April 26 at 7 pm at Panther Arena, and, if necessary, game four next Friday night at 7.

Tickets for the April 26th game are as low as just $8 and are now on sale by logging on to http://www.milwaukeeadmirals.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Groups of 10 or more receive priority seating and discounts off the face value of the tickets. Fans interested in group tickets should call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.

In addition, ticket packages for the playoffs are currently available by visiting http://www.milwaukeeadmirals.com . The packages begin at just $120 and include the same seat for every game during the Admirals post-season run. If the team doesn't play all of the games the excess money can either be refunded or applied to a season tickets for the 2017-18 season.

Don't forget to follow the Admirals on Twitter (@mkeadmirals) and like us on Facebook.

• Discuss this story on the American Hockey League message board...

American Hockey League Stories from April 23, 2017


The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.

Other Recent Milwaukee Admirals Stories